Leicester have parted firm with manager Craig Shakespeare following Monday’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion, the club verified on Tuesday, with sources telling ESPN FC that they want Thomas Tuchel as his replacement.
The previous Premier League champions sit 18th in the table after only just one get in their opening 8 game titles of the campaign, a 2- get against Brighton on Aug. 19.
Shakespeare was named long lasting Leicester manager on a three-year deal in June after holding them in the Premier League following a relegation struggle final period.
He replaced Claudio Ranieri, who was sacked in February, on a temporary basis and led the club to six consecutive wins in all competitions and 8 wins in 16 game titles general.
“Craig has been a terrific servant to Leicester City — for the duration of his spells as an assistant manager and due to the fact using in excess of as manager in difficult situation in February,” Leicester vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said in a statement.
“His commitment to the Club and to his do the job has been absolute and the contribution he created to the most prosperous interval in Leicester City heritage is considerable.
“Nevertheless, our early promise underneath Craig’s management has not been consistently evident in the months due to the fact and the Board feels that, regrettably, a alter is essential to hold the club shifting forward — constant with the prolonged-term anticipations of our supporters, board and owners.
“Craig is and will continue to be a pretty preferred, revered figure at Leicester City and will be welcome again at King Electric power Stadium in long term, each skillfully and as a close friend of the club.”
Assistant manager Michael Appleton will guide the group on an interim basis for Saturday’s recreation absent to Swansea City.
Sky Sports activities reported that previous manager Nigel Pearson — who is now in cost of Belgian club OH Leuven — was not a applicant for a return to the King Electric power Stadium and sources close to the club informed ESPN FC that previous Dortmund manager Tuchel is their major focus on.
Information from Peter O’Rourke was employed in this report.
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